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DISC 2020 : 34th International Symposium on Distributed Computing


Conference Series : International Symposium on Distributed Computing
When Oct 12, 2020 - Oct 16, 2020
Where Freiburg, Germany
Abstract Registration Due May 7, 2020
Submission Deadline May 14, 2020
Notification Due Jul 20, 2020
Final Version Due Aug 10, 2020

Call For Papers


34th International Symposium on Distributed Computing
October 12-16, 2020
Freiburg, Germany

* Corona contingency plan

The steering committee is monitoring the situation with COVID19 and is
considering measures to ensure a safe environment for all participants.
Announcements will be published on the conference's website.

If the situation warrants it, the conference will either be
postponed or held virtually. Several conferences are exploring
possibilities and we will be learning from their experience.
LIPIcs assured us that they will publish the proceedings even if the
conference is virtual.


Registration (regular papers and brief announcements): May 7, 2020 (AoE)
Submission (regular papers and brief announcements): May 14, 2020 (AoE)

Notification (regular papers): July 20, 2020
Notification (brief announcements): July 27, 2020
Final version for proceedings: August 10, 2020

Main conference: October 13-15, 2020
Workshops: October 12 and 16, 2020


Original contributions to theory, design, implementation, modeling,
analysis, or application of distributed systems and networks are
solicited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Biological and nature-inspired distributed algorithms
- Blockchain protocols
- Communication networks: protocols, architectures and applications
- Distributed and concurrent data structures, replication and consistency
- Distributed computing: Algorithms and upper bounds
- Distributed computing: Lower bounds and impossibility results
- Distributed graph algorithms
- Distributed machine learning and data science
- Distributed operating systems, middleware, database systems
- Experimental evaluation of distributed algorithms and systems
- Fault tolerance, reliability, availability
- Formal methods for distributed computing: verification, synthesis and testing
- Game-theoretic and knowledge-based approaches to distributed computing
- Internet and Web applications, social networks and recommendation systems
- Massively-parallel, high-performance, cloud and grid computing
- Mobile agents, autonomous distributed systems, swarm robotics
- Multiprocessor and multi-core architectures and algorithms
- Population protocols and chemical reaction networks
- Security in distributed computing, cryptographic protocols
- Self-stabilizing, self-organizing, and autonomous systems
- Synchronization, persistence and transactional memory
- System-on-chip and network-on-chip architectures
- Wireless, mobile, sensor and ad-hoc networks


Papers are to be submitted electronically at

Submissions must be in English in pdf format and they must be
prepared using the LaTeX style template for LIPIcs
( with

Submissions must be anonymous, without any author names,
affiliations, or email addresses. The contact information of the
authors will be entered separately in HotCRP.

Submissions not conforming to the submission guidelines and papers
outside of the scope of the conference will be rejected without


We will use a fairly relaxed implementation of double-blind peer
review in DISC 2020. You are free to disseminate your work through
arXiv and other online repositories and give presentations on your
work as usual.

However, please make sure you do not mention your own name or
affiliation in the submission, and please do not include obvious
references that reveal your identity. A reviewer who has not
previously seen the paper should be able to read it without
accidentally learning the identity of the authors.

Brief announcements should also be submitted without author names
and affiliations so that a reviewer can form an initial judgment
without bias, but they can contain a reference to the full version
of the work in the bibliography.

Please feel free to ask the PC chair if you have any questions
about the double-blind policy of DISC 2020.


Regular submission must report on original research that has not
previously appeared and is not currently under review for or
concurrently submitted to a journal or a conference with published
proceedings. Any overlap with a published or concurrently submitted
paper must be clearly indicated.
A submission must not exceed 15 pages, excluding the references.

All of the ideas necessary for an expert to fully verify the
central claims in the paper, including experimental results, should
be included, some of which may be placed in a clearly marked
appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program


Brief announcements may describe work in progress or work presented

The length of a brief announcement should be at most 3 pages
(including everything). The title of a brief announcement must
begin with "Brief Announcement:".

A regular submission that is not selected for a regular presentation
may be invited by the PC for the brief announcements track.


The proceedings will be published by LIPIcs. The final version of
the paper has to be formatted following the LIPIcs guidelines.
Regular papers will have 15 pages in the final proceedings
(excluding references), and brief announcements will have 3 pages
in the proceedings (including everything). If more space is needed,
the authors are encouraged to post the full version e.g. on arXiv
and refer to it in their paper.

Accepted papers and brief announcements must be presented by one of
the authors, with a full registration, at the conference site, and
according to the final schedule. Any submission accepted into the
technical program but not presented on-site will be withdrawn from
the final proceedings.


Awards will be given to the best paper and the best student paper.
To be eligible for the best student paper award at least one of the
paper authors must be a full-time student at the time of
submission, and the student(s) must have made a significant
contribution to the paper.


- James Aspnes, Yale (USA)
- Hagit Attiya (chair), Technion (Israel)
- Leonid Barenboim, Open University of Israel (Israel)
- Petra Berenbrink, Universität Hamburg (Germany)
- Armando Castañeda, UNAM (Mexico)
- Keren Censor-Hillel, Technion (Israel)
- Tudor David, Oracle Labs (Switzerland)
- Carole Delporte-Gallet, Université Paris Diderot (France)
- David Doty, University of California, Davis (USA)
- Aleksandar Dragojevic, Microsoft (UK)
- Constantin Enea, Université Paris Diderot (France)
- Matthias Fitzi, IOHK (Switzerland)
- Paola Flocchini, University of Ottawa (Canada)
- Sebastian Forster, University of Salzburg (Austria)
- Luisa Gargano, Università di Salerno (Italy)
- Eric Goubault, École Polytechnique (France)
- Guy Gueta, VMware Research (Israel)
- Joe Izraelevitz, University of Colorado, Boulder (USA)
- Anne-Marie Kermarrec, EPFL (Switzerland)
- Alex Kogan, Oracle Labs (USA)
- Dariusz R. Kowalski, Augusta University (USA)
- Moti Medina, Ben Gurion University (Israel)
- Alessia Milani, LaBRI – Bordeaux INP (France)
- Adam Morrison, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
- Lata Narayanan, Concordia University (Canada)
- Thomas Nowak, Université Paris-Saclay (France)
- Dominik Pająk, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (Poland)
- Boaz Patt-Shamir, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
- Andrzej Pelc, Université du Québec en Outaouais (Canada)
- Christian Scheideler, University of Paderborn (Germany)
- Jennifer Welch, Texas A&M University (USA)
- Moti Yung, Google & Columbia University (USA)


General chair:
Fabian Kuhn, University of Freiburg, Germany

Web co-chairs:
Philipp Bamberger and Philipp Schneider, University of Freiburg, Germany

Program committee chair:
Hagit Attiya, Technion, Israel

Workshops and tutorials chair:
Moti Medina, Ben-Gurion University, Israel


- Hagit Attiya, Technion, Israel
- Fabian Kuhn, University of Freiburg, Germany
- Yoram Moses, Technion, Israel (chair)
- Merav Parter, Weizmann Institute, Israel
- Andrea Richa, Arizona State University, USA (vice chair)
- Ulrich Schmid, TU Wien, Austria
- Jukka Suomela, Aalto University, Finland

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